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StartUp Beat: Cross-border accelerator HardTech Labs launches to tap the strengths of the San Diego and Tijuana area startup ecosystems

By Brian Kovalesky, StartUp Beat editor Hardware startups are hot and drawing significant investor attention, and a new cross-border hardware accelerator that launched last week called HardTech Labs is more proof. The effort is a consortium that bridges the U.S./Mexico border and brings together the San Diego, California and Tijuana, Baja, Mexico startup communities. In the…

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Xconomy: TakeLessons Takes in $7M to Expand Its Online Market for Classes

By Bruce V. Bigelow San Diego’s TakeLessons might just be one of those startups that works for years before suddenly becoming an overnight success. It’s been eight years since the company was founded as an online marketplace where music teachers could find students and vice versa. Today TakeLessons says it has raised $7 million in…

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The Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce and Larry King Host Beverly Hills Tomorrow, a Symposium Celebrating the City’s Centennial and the Innovative Local Minds Shaping the 21st Century

BEVERLY HILLS, CA–(March 25, 2014) – The Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce will host the second annual Beverly Hills Tomorrow: A Vision for the Future symposium presented by the City of Beverly Hills on Tuesday, April 8 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The event will be held at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the…

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UT San Diego: TakeLessons raises $7 million

Online marketplace links instructors with students across the country By Mike Freeman San Diego’s TakeLessons, an online marketplace linking teachers with students, said Monday it has raised an additional $7 million in venture capital to continue its expansion beyond music and academic tutoring. The funding round was led by new investor Lightbank of Chicago. It…

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TakeLessons Raises $7 Million in Venture Funding

San Diego, CA – March 25, 2014 – San Diego-based TakeLessons (www.takelessons.com), the nation’s leading online marketplace connecting students of all ages with high quality, well-vetted teachers, today announced an additional $7 million in funding, bringing its total raised to $20 million. The round, led by new investor Chicago-based Lightbank, included participation from the startup’s…

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Pando: San Diego’s HardTech Labs opens cross-border hardware accelerator to tap Mexican manufacturing

By Michael Carney In yet another signal that we’re in the midst of a full blown hardware renaissance, the San Diego startup community got its first manufacturing-focused accelerator. HardTech Labs (HTL), which bills itself as a cross-border operation, aims to give founders access to low-cost manufacturing infrastructure in the Mexican towns of Otay Mesa and Tijuana. HardTech…

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Xconomy: Cross-Border Innovation Groups Establish Manufacturing Accelerator

By Bruce V. Bigelow Efforts to strengthen San Diego’s tech startup community by working more closely with the innovation ecosystem in Tijuana has led to the formation of HardTech Labs, a cross-border accelerator program intended to give startup founders access to low-cost manufacturing. HardTech Labs would initially operate as a kind of virtual umbrella group…

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One Ecosystem from Two Cultures: HardTech Labs Launches Cross-Border Accelerator

San Diego, CA (March 18, 2014) – Combining the development skills of San Diego with the implementation prowess of Tijuana, HardTech Labs LLC today announces the launching of their cross-border hardware accelerator. HardTech Labs will serve as the organizer and umbrella for key local startup facilitators to build the San Diego/Baja region as an entrepreneurial…

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TakeLessons Opens New Office In The Heart of Downtown San Diego

San Diego, CA – March 13, 2014 – San Diego-based TakeLessons (www.takelessons.com), the nation’s leading online marketplace connecting students of all ages with high quality, well vetted teachers, celebrated the opening of their new offices last night in the heart of Downtown San Diego. The new office, located at 225 Broadway, features a space with…

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Armentum Partners Adds Industry Veteran Hutch Corbett As Managing Partner

San Francisco, CA (March 11, 2014) – Armentum Partners, an emerging leader in debt capital raising services and royalty transactions, announced today that industry veteran Hutch Corbett has joined the firm as a Managing Partner. Hutch was most recently a Managing Director at TriplePoint Capital, and has extensive experience both as an operator and a…

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